Serena Pendleton Dandridge

October 1876–9 May 1951 (Age 74)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Serena Pendleton

When Serena Pendleton Dandridge was born in October 1876, in Henry, Virginia, United States, her father, Edmund Pendleton Dandridge, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Pitts, was 42. She married Hugh Nelson Pendleton in 1901, in Jefferson, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 9 May 1951, in Jefferson, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Nelson Pendleton
Serena Pendleton Dandridge
Marriage: 1901
Serena Dandridge Pendleton
Isabella Lawrence Pendleton
Hugh Nelson Pendleton
Helen Boteler Pendleton

Spouse and Children

Jefferson, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Edmund Pendleton Dandridge


    Elizabeth Pitts




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 18

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin, possibly from Tandridge in Surrey, which is named from an unexplained first element + Old English hrycg ‘ridge’, ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Serena Pendleton Dandridge, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • 1880 United States Federal Census
  • 1900 United States Federal Census

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